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I need a scripted line for why I'm not betting.

A friend of mine is celebrating his birthday at a horse track. I am going to go and have a good time, despite not having warm fuzzy feelings about the treatment of the horses. What can I use as an excuse for why I'm not betting, given that I am known for being a very enthusiastic gambler? [more inside]
posted by Fig on Jun 17, 2013 - 40 answers

How to succeed at horse racing without really trying

Going out to the race track today at Lonestar Park in Grand Prarie, Texas. Problem: I've never been to a horse race before. I don't even know how they work. I would like to place one or two bets, but I don't know anything about the competitors. Any suggestions for a first timer in general? Futhermore, (if you are familiar with today's race), which horse would be a safe bet?
posted by Krazor on Jul 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Show a couple of greenhorns a good time at Churchill Downs on Saturday

Wife and I will be headed to Louisville, Kentucky this weekend for a quick getaway. We'll be spending Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs taking in some racing. We've never been to a horse race before. We're not gamblers, but we're willing to wager a few bucks in the name of fun. What is the best way for two horse racing newbies to have a great day at the track?
posted by teriyaki_tornado on Jun 18, 2012 - 9 answers

For the sake of nostalgia...

Horseracing sim? [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Sep 20, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I bet on Rachael Alexandra in the Woodward?

How do I place a bet on Rachael Alexandra in the upcoming Woodward Stakes without actually attending the race? [more inside]
posted by warble on Aug 24, 2009 - 5 answers

What happened to Wired's professional bettors?

Remember this Wired article about "computer teams" analyzing horse races in Asia? What became of that? Were the theories sound? What exactly were they doing? Are there any other articles, academic or otherwise, about modeling horse races? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Aug 20, 2008 - 5 answers

What was the payout on this wager?

Belmont Stakes question: What was the payout on a 2 dollar exacta box (24 dollar total wager because the box had four horses) that included Da'Tara and Denis of Cork?
posted by zembla3 on Jun 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Grand National this Saturday - online streams ?

Any chance of me watching the National online outside the UK ? My extensive searching turned up naught. Phoned me mum to put on a bet and it would be nice to see my pick fall at the first. Help a punter out.
posted by Webbster on Apr 12, 2007 - 5 answers

Where can I find horse racing data sets?

Is there a good source of horse racing results in a machine readable format? I'd prefer them to be inexpensive or free, and to be up to date.
posted by david1230 on Oct 12, 2006 - 3 answers

Fix my betting system.

What's the flaw in this horse racing betting system? [MI] [more inside]
posted by Dreamghost on Dec 16, 2004 - 41 answers

Show me some edges in horseracing.

Any horse handicappers here? What are your favorite techniques? Which race
factors
do you tend to zero in on? What sort of betting strategy or angles do you employ? Do you parlay? hedge? do straight tickets? dabble in the exotics? play it ultra-conservative? do birthdates? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Jul 6, 2004 - 1 answer

Recommend a site for gambling on the Kentucky Derby.

Can anyone recommend a good gambling website in order to bet on the Kentucky Derby? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on Apr 27, 2004 - 10 answers

How does one buy a race horse?

My boss has asked me to find out how one goes about buying a race horse. I've suggested she perhaps considers a share through a syndicate and have found a few books through amazon, but does anyone have any practical advice as to reliable sources of information, reliable potential trainers or anything else she might need to consider? We're in the UK and she'd be looking to purchase here - I suspect this will make a difference to advice.
posted by biffa on Dec 17, 2003 - 4 answers

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